Married men who have sex with men: the bridge to HIV prevention in Mumbai, India.

Published: November 1, 2010

Abstract
OBJECTIVES:

The present study compared the sexual behaviours of married and unmarried men, in Mumbai, India, who have sex with men.
METHODS:

We conducted a cross-sectional analysis (comparing socio-demographic, behavioural and clinical data) of 88 married and 423 unmarried MSM.
RESULTS:

Even though MSM are single at younger ages, they are more likely to be married later in life and carry their risky sexual behaviours to this changed social milieu.
CONCLUSIONS:

Married MSM had high-risk behaviours with both men and women; they form an important intervention group for HIV prevention. The interventions will not only reduce the transmission in the male-to-male sexual group, but will also have an effect on the male-to-female transmission of HIV.

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